GENERAL ARTIST INFORMATION
Name: Linda Roesch
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level Preference: K-12, advanced adult classes available as well
Geographic Availability: Throughout North Dakota
Fee per-day: $250/ negotiable depending upon number of sessions
Phone Number: 916-221-8586
Linda Roesch studied painting and media design at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, receiving a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in 2005. Since that time, Linda has enjoyed working as a freelance artist, traveling the country to embark upon sketching adventures or volunteer positions, and experiences from these travels are often referenced in her studio work.
Comfortable painting in watercolor, oils or acrylics, Linda is fond of expressive strokes and is known for her use of bold colors. She cherishes painting on location whenever possible, and also looks forward to time spent in the studio on commissioned scenes and portraits. She sells her art at festivals throughout the mid-west, and her colorful farm animal paintings have been a favorite of children and adults alike wherever she goes.
I believe that art is interesting, important, and useful. Art is all around us, and it is important to understand how even non-artists can use art as a tool to enrich individual lives and our world.
SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION
Residency Title: Exploring Ecosystems through Art
Number of Sessions: 5 working sessions
Description: An ecosystem is a natural unit of plants, animals, and microorganisms functioning together with all non-living environmental factors. To conserve this delicate balance, it is important for students to know and understand how each member of the ecosystem interacts and what they contribute to the health of the system. During this residency, Teaching Artist Linda Roesch will help students reinterpret and deepen their understanding of ecosystems by utilizing various painting and drawing techniques to create a collaborative classroom mural that can is highly informative and visually exciting.
SHORT LESSON PLAN
Each day, students will:
Session 1 (Day 1)
Session 2 ( Day 2)
Session 3 (Day 3)
Session 4 (Day 4)
Session 5 (Day 5)
Teacher, artist and students will present the completed mural to an audience. Each student will present grade-level appropriate information on their animal and the role it plays within the ecosystem.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays